Raymond "Ray" Bottazzi, 88, a longtime resident of Catasauqua, Whitehall Manor and Traditions of Hanover, died peacefully Jan. 29, 2013.
Born in Northampton, Mass., he was a son of the late Carmine and Assunta (Pignatello) Bottazzi.
He and his wife,Anna Mae (Hopkins) Bottazzi, were married 48 years at the time of her death on May 1, 2003.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 12th Fighter Squadron in the South Pacific, and was honored with five Bronze Stars for his bravery.
State Police Troop M Fogelsville say David Allen Humphries, 56, of Weisenberg Township, was arrested 12:28 a.m. Jan. 29 in the parking lot of 7850 Lime St., Upper Macungie Township for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police allege during the investigation into a prior domestic disturbance, at which time he allegedly shoved his wife twice during an argument 8:25 p.m. Jan. 28 at a Danner Road address, Weisenberg Township, he displayed multiple signs of impairment.
Bonita L. Reeve, 81, of Orefield, died Jan. 20, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Herbert Reeve, who died May 8, 2012.
Born in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret (Robinson) Propsner.
A member of Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall, she was involved in the Sunday School program and enjoyed the library and Bible study.
She visited Puerto Rico on a mission trip and was an avid bird watcher.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, lunch 12:30 p.m.; meeting at 1 p.m. New members welcome.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meets 7-9 p.m. at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100, between Macungie and Trexlertown, is having a breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17.
Donations will be accepted.
There will also be Easter candy and baked goods for sale.
For information, call 610-398-9845.
To the Editor:
We have subscribed to the East Penn Press (and possibly its forerunners) since we moved here in '84, largely because we felt it was important to support our local community.
But over the past year or so, we have become more and more concerned about the vitriolic right wing editorials that appear under the byline of Deb Palmieri.
She is of course, entitled to her opinions, but I find those opinions to be outrageously far far right wing, and often personally disturbing. Professionally, I find them to be oddly out of place in a small town newspaper.
Ann L. Lengel, 84, of Allentown, formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 1, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late I. Thomas Lengel.
Born Dec. 7, 1928, in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ruth (Griffith) Kressly.
A graduate of the former Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, she was a school nurse in the Northern Lehigh School District for 28 years before retiring in 1988.
She was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Slatington.
Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering a variety of noncredit fitness classes this semester.
The following classes will take place at LCCC's main campus, unless noted otherwise.
·Ballroom Sampler I: 7-8:30 p.m. March 1-22;
·Ballroom Sampler II: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25-March 18;
·Ballroom Latin III: from 7-8:30 p.m. From April 9-30;
·Couch Potato: between 7-7:45 p.m. March 21-April 25;
·Dance at Your Wedding: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 13;
·Golf: Basics: 3-4 p.m., June 1-22 at Olde Homestead Golf Club, 6598 Route 309, New Tripoli;
To the Editor:
At what cost does freedom come? And what are we willing to pay to keep it?
We generally delegate that duty to our armed forces against outside enemies.
Did we ever think the day would come when we would pay a price to have to stand up against the enemy of our freedom coming from our own elected officials?
The latest attempt from our liberal government to chip away at our Second Amendment right to bear arms has resulted in the shut down of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show scheduled for Feb. 2-10.
Mary E. Savacool, 68, of Whitehall, died Feb. 3, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown Campus.
She was the companion of Kermit F. Miller with whom she resided.
Born Jan. 24, 1945, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Ellen J. (Shover) Leibenguth of Nazareth and the late Harold E. Leibenguth.
She was a line worker at Kraft Foods Inc., Fogels-ville, for 33 years before retiring in 2008.